Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

This is a detail from one of the underpasses – each individually designed – that are dotted along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.

Posted as a response to this week’s Photo Challenge.

Wall

Venice, Schmenice, it’s all about me!

It takes a lot to move me to incandescent rage, but my encounters with the phenomenon of ‘selfie sticks’ when in Venice last year prompted me to this rant. And I have to say that time has proved to be no emollient.

As far as I can see, there is only one possible valid use for a selfie stick, and since science has already invented colonoscopes for that kind of thing, even that’s debatable.

But, if you want something in response to Cee’s latest Black & White challenge, here’s a photograph I took on Burano last October.

CameraB&W

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

This week’s challenge asks us to feature the colour orange in a gallery. Ours not to reason why, so here are three images heavy on the orange:

1) A spectacular sunset over Beverley in Yorkshire

2) Part of the innards of a vintage tractor, taken at the display of old-time cars and agricultural machinery in Lesterps

3) All I know about this is that it’s a flower and I took the photograph in Abu Dhabi. Anybody know what it is?

(Incidentally, apart from some cropping of the second and third, there’s been no post-processing of any of these images. Which is unusual for me.)

 

Recycling point

Every village in France has its ‘dechette’, or recycling point, where you can get rid of your old newspapers,  an alarming number of empty wine bottles and, of course, plastic packaging. Good citizens that we are, we sort out our own recycling and take it to the dechette on a regular basis. This is the sack for empty plastic bottles.

PlasticB&W-2

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

Here are my twin grandsons chasing the reward of an apple on Halloween last year. A response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge.

Reward

Wheels within wheels

Montrol-Sénard is a village in the Limousin countryside, not far from here, that is preserved as a living museum of rural life at around the turn of the last century. This image shows part of a piece of  machinery in the village smithy. Don’t ask me what it’s for.

WheelB&W

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.

Coffee and Chrome

For this week’s edition of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – and my 100th post on this site, to boot –  here’s one of the most important appliances in my kitchen (and quite probably many of yours too).

Kitchen B&W